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Idaho

Abbreviation: 
ID

Idaho Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Idaho:

  • Political affiliation preferred
  • It is recommended that you are a resident of the election district for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Students with citizenship who are 17 years old may work

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Idaho Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Idaho Provisional Voting

Idaho does not have provisional voting.

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Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

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The voting systems used in Idaho are optical scan and hand-counted paper ballots. Hand-counted paper ballots are used only for elections in sparsely populated jurisdictions, particularly when all offices will be filled by write in votes.

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You may receive assistance to vote from any person of your choice. You may also ask for assistance from a poll worker. Curbside assistance and home voting is available in special circumstances. Please make arrangements with your county clerk's office in advance. Each polling place in the state will be equipped with a ballot marking device to assist voters who have difficulty reading or marking a ballot vote privately and independently.

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Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Idaho law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

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Polls will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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If you are a first time voter in Idaho, you must either submit a copy of one of the following items with your registration form or show it at the polls prior to voting:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Government document that shows your name and address

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To be eligible to vote in Idaho you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Idaho and in the county for 30 days prior to Election Day
  • At least 18 years old before or on Election Day
  • Not convicted of a felony. (If you have been convicted, you must have had your civil rights restored)

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